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Low Carbohydrate or Low Fat?

September 8, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Woe is the obese individual. Not only is he surrounded with deliciously unhealthy and delectably fattening food, he is also, ironically, bombarded with fad diet programs, back-breaking exercise machines, and costly weight loss medications. The lightest on the pocket but most mind-twisting would probably be diet management. Zone? Atkins? South Beach? Confused? Well, so am I. The evolution of fad diets is as fast as the rise in my blood pressure when another new diet is introduced into the market!

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Metabolic Syndrome: What’s NEW?

September 7, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

It has been called Syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, dysmetabolic syndrome, hypertriglyceridemic waist, obesity syndrome. But what does it really mean when your doctor tells you that you have the “Metabolic Syndrome?”

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Pills for the Fats

September 6, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Obesity is now a growing concern, for the young and old alike. It is the harbinger of other diseases like diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and peripheral vascular diseases. Genetic factors play an important role but cultural, socioeconomic, behavioral and situational factors play a greater role in carving the modern Venus of Willendorf (she was the obese model during the prehistoric era).

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Taking Care of Your Diabetes Every Day

September 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

What kind of DIABETES do you have?
Type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is usually first diagnosed before age 40 (in children, teenagers, or young adults). It is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). This type of diabetes can be due to a virus or autoimmune disorder in which the body does not recognize an organ as its own and attacks it. In this case the body attacks an organ known as the pancreas where insulin is made. Those with type 1 diabetes require insulin injections to move sugar from the bloodstream.

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Healthy Eating Tips

August 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Everyone who has diabetes needs to follow an eating plan as well as a physical activity plan.Actually, a diabetic diet isn’t too different from a healthy eating pattern. And since eating cannot be avoided, especially during the Christmas season, we give you the following healthy eating tips to help get you through the holidays and beyond:

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Obesity: To Lose is to Win

August 16, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

An estimated 1.7 billion people worldwide are overweight. According to he International Obesity Task Force, at least 155 million children are now classified as overweight or obese.

In the last two decades, obesity rates have tripled in developing countries that have embraced a westernized lifestyle of too little physical activity and too much calorie-dense food. Unfortunately, packing on excess pounds may also mean packing on excess risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, cancer and diabetes. The rise in diabetes prevalence is intimately linked to this upsurge in obesity occurrence.

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ADNEP: Promoting Diabetes Management and Boosting Self Esteem

August 15, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Nurses happen to be very important in the healthcare set-up. When the doctors aren’t around, the nurses are there to run to their patients’ aid. Still, despite their heavy responsibilities, nurses are still looked down upon by colleagues in the healthcare industry.

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Posing Threats to the Male Ego

August 2, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Since time immemorial, men have been depicted as pillars of strength. For men, it is almost taboo to show pain or suffering—both associated with weakness. There are things men can fight off, but there are just some things that they may just succumb to, and one of these is diabetes.

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Fitness Boxing

July 31, 2019 Category :Fitness| Healthy Advocacy 0

Ask a random person, “Do you want to try out boxing?”. Nine out of ten times, you’ll get shudders and nays from both genders. That was 20 years ago. Flash forward to the year 2005— the Manny Pacquiao generation — and you get people of all ages and social strata clamouring to try out a sport some people call “the sweet science.” It is argued that Mr. Pacquiao himself has inspired many to try out this intriguing sport. The man himself has legendary workout regimens that in more ways than one will enthuse you into the best mental and physical shape of your life. Others might think it’s silly and violent but one trial workout may be just enough to get you “hooked” (pardon the pun).

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Male Infertility and Diabetes

July 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The book of Genesis tells us that one of the first mandates that the creator gave Adam and Eve was to be fertile and multiply. Some people take this to heart seriously, especially for men. But when problems arise that concern fertility in a couple, it is usually the women who first subject themselves to evaluation.

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